Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Sunday, 17 December 2017

European Parliament
- 10/13 September :  European Parliament Plenary Meeting (Strasboug)
Council of Ministers
- 9/11 September: Informal Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Nicosia)
- 12 and 14 September: COREPER I
- 12 September: COREPER II
- 13/16  September: Informal Trip COREPER II (Pafos)
Research events
- 13/14 September: Workshop on "Wastewater Reuse Applications and Contaminants of Emerging Concern (Limassol)

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Vanuatu, one of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) within the ACP, has been on the radar of the international community in 2012. In addition to Port Vila hosting the 95th meeting of the Council of Ministers ACP and the 37th session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, the country has also at long last become one of the newest members of the WTO. We had the opportunity to have a long talk with HE Roy Mickey Joy, Vanuatu's ambassador to the EU. In this, the first part of the interview, he gives his impressions on the most recent and future developments that are necessary at the ACP Group Level.

Climate change - both natural and anthropogenic - will lead to significant global and local changes in the near future. Agriculture is contributing significantly to GHG emmissions, but will also be among the sectors most severely impacted by changes in climate patterns. Climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability.
The next Brussels Development Briefing  will  focus on ‘Climate change, agriculture and food security: proven approaches and new investments’.
It will address issues related to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, and how agriculture can increase resilience to climate change effects. In particular, it will: (i) raise awareness in ACP countries on the key challenges posed to agriculture by climate changes; (ii) increase exchange of information and expertise on strategies to develop climate-smart agriculture and proven successes; and (iii) facilitate networking among development partners.
The briefing, wich will be held on 27 September, 2012, will be organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Around 120 ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of EU Member States, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, and international organizations based in Brussels.

You can register at brusselsbriefings.net

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The 2012 Green Growth Investment Forum (GGIF) will finally take place on 20-21 September 2012 at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Saint Lucia. The meeting will be jointly hosted by the ECS Mission and the OECS Secretariat. Building on the last year’s GGIF and the Rio+20 Summit, the ECS Mission in collaboration with the OECS Secretariat’s Environment and Sustainable Development Unit, the ACP-EU Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and CDE proposes to organise a Meeting of Experts to look closely at the proposals coming out of the Forum and to propose an action plan.

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The General Secretary of the East Africa Community (EAC), Dr. Richard Sezibera, has stressed that despite progress made in the ongoing negotiations in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU, there remained a number of contentious issues to be addressed.

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